Crowds, Comments & Community

We teamed up with Wattpad for an event during IFOA 35! If you missed it (or want to hear it again!) the entire round table discussion between Emily Linden, The Globe and Mail‘s Mark Medley, Sina Queyras and Anna Todd is posted below.  

Ann-Marie Macdonald on Adult Onset

On October 31, beloved Canadian author Ann-Marie MacDonald took our stage to discuss her long-awaited new novel, Adult Onset, with NOW Magazine’s Susan G. Cole. If you missed their conversation, listen to it in its entirety below.  

Marilynne Robinson and Colm Tóibín at IFOA 35

In case you missed it live, Eleanor Wachtel‘s conversation with authors Marilynne Robinson and Colm Tóibín during #IFOA35 aired recently on CBC’s Writers & Company. Listen to the interview (in full) here.  

You Write Funny

What tickles your funny bone? Listen to the funniest round table from IFOA 35 with Elyse Friedman, Robert Glancy, Andrew Kaufman and Simon Rich below.  

Trusting the Reader

By Mathew Henderson The first event I attended as an IFOA Delegate this year was an Artist Talk with John Boyne. Boyne, who writes young adult fiction and literary novels, read an excerpt from his upcoming novel, A History of Loneliness. It was Boyne’s account of his YA writing that most resonated with me. Having enjoyed my […]

David Nicholls at IFOA 35

David Nicholls is the author of the bestselling One Day, adapted into a film staring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. Nicholls presented his latest novel, Us, at IFOA 35. In case you missed it, the discussion with Bert Archer is below.

Boys to Men

One of our most talked-about round tables this year featured international authors Adam Foulds, Karl Ove Knausgaard and Tim Winton. They delved into right and wrong, the loss of innocence and the journey to manhood as depicted in their fiction. If you missed their conversation, listen to it in its entirely below.  

Boyne, John (c) Richard Gilligan

John Boyne reads from The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

John Boyne is the author of nine novels for adults and four for younger adults. His novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas sold more than six million copies worldwide and was made into a Miramax feature film. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas follows the story of Bruno, a 9-year-old boy growing up in […]

Poet Profile: David Martin

By Dylan Schoenmakers David Martin is a Calgary-based poet and this year’s winner of the CBC Poetry Prize. His poems have been widely published and can be found in The Malahat Review, Grain, Event, The Fiddlehead, Filling Station, CV2 and Alberta Views. He is also a board member for the Single Onion, Calgary’s longest-running poetry reading series. […]

Bezmozgis, David

David Bezmozgis reads from The Free World

David Bezmozgis is a writer and filmmaker. His first book, Natasha and Other Stories, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book. His first feature film, Victoria Day, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. In this clip, Bezmozgis reads an excerpt from his 2011 novel, The Free World, a story about a family of […]

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